“Battleship” has some good moments but, if you will pardon the expression, it is a bit overblown. It is inspired by the Hasbro game, a naval strategy game, and it’s an alien-invasion movie. In some ways it is a bit more interesting than the “Transformers” films but one could hardly compare it to anything as deep or entertaining as “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”.
Naval brothers Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch, who plays a temperamental lieutenant) and Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgard) find themselves smack in the middle of an extraterrestrial assault. However, the violence and onslaught of the aliens is part of the problem with this movie as far as it being a family-friendly film. The violence hits a level three in our content rating, with some blood and a lot of violence, not to mention the strong language, which for us essentially sinks this Battleship.